Today on the blog, Pages Abound brings you a review of the new release, Cowboy Valentine by Mia Hopkins. And don’t miss the giveaway being offered with this release.
A⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review for Cowboy Valentine by Mia Hopkins
“Warning: Contains hard, cherry-poppin’ sex in a pickup truck and a cowboy charmer who talks dirty in two languages.” The warning listed in the front of the book is spot on. Unfortunately, I wish there had been more to the story, that the characters had been more developed and that the storyline allowed for more interaction and build up between the characters. I felt the characters were not given a chance to show themselves to the reader, that they were simply thrown together without the connection and build needed. I will say that the end of the story had great closure; I simply wished the storytelling it ended with had occurred throughout the book. Overall the storyline allowed for additional writing, and I hope there are follow up books that fill in the blanks and develop the great story that was there.
Cora is an intelligent young woman who has fought hard to escape the hold of a small town with no future for her. She somehow managed to stay solely focused on her academic career rather than having any social relationships. Until one Valentine’s Day! A blast from her past returns to their small town. Now no longer the boy she remembers, but a man she can’t ignore, Caleb enters her world and turns it upside down. And Caleb, although he does not recognize her from their youth, see a grown woman who he knew instantly he had to have.
Connecting immediately in a physical relationship, they both knew nothing could come of their relationship because she was leaving for an Ivy League College she worked hard to get into. Caleb grew to understand the importance of this for her and refused to ask her to stay. He had to figure out a way to balance his need to stay and help his family and his necessity to have Cora in his life again. Can the two find a way to build a relationship that lasts, or is the immediate sparks and the need for different paths more than these two are ready for?
Cowboy Valentine Synopsis:
Forget chocolate and flowers. This homegrown honey is all the sweetness he craves.
Small-town life is nothing but a waiting room for eighteen-year-old honor student Corazón Gomez. Work and school leave little time for love, but with a full-ride Ivy League scholarship and a one-way ticket out of the boondocks, who needs it?
The answer appears on Valentine’s Day when her old cowboy crush ambles into the ice cream parlor where she works, inviting her to go on a late-night ride in his truck. For the first time she wavers between staying on the straight and narrow, and going off-road with the handsome heartbreaker.
After four years working on ranches all over the country, Caleb MacKinnon is back on the family farm helping out his mom and brothers while his father fights cancer. The one bright spot: smart, funny, and wickedly sexy Cora.
From the start, they both know this blazing-hot love affair can’t last. But when autumn comes and Cora has to leave for the East Coast, Caleb must find a solution to keep himself—and his heart—from falling apart.
Warning: Contains hard, cherry-poppin’ sex in a pickup truck and a cowboy charmer who talks dirty in two languages.
Mia Hopkins Bio:
Mia Hopkins writes lush romances starring fun, sexy characters who love to get down and dirty. She’s a sucker for working class heroes, brainy heroines and wisecracking best friends.
When she’s not lost in a story, Mia spends her time cooking, gardening, traveling, volunteering and looking for her keys. In a past life, she was a classroom teacher and still has a pretty good “teacher voice” and “teacher stare.” She lives in the heart of Los Angeles with her roguish husband and two waggish dogs.